Nurse Dies In Zipline Accident Near Bengaluru; Consider These Precautions Before You Try Adventure Sports

Before you take the plunge, do your research!

by Nikitha Sebastian
Nurse Dies In Zipline Accident Near Bengaluru; Consider These Precautions Before You Try Adventure Sports

A fun-filled outing for a group of nurses turned into a nightmare on Sunday, after a 35-year-old nurse, Ranjitha N, died in a zipline accident at a resort on the outskirts of Bengaluru. The incident has cast a spotlight on the importance of safety measures at such recreational facilities.

Nurse Dies in Zipline Accident Near Bengaluru


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Ranjitha, a resident of Attibele and an employee at a private hospital, was enjoying a day trip with 17 colleagues at the Jungle Trailz Resort in Bettahalli village. The horror unfolded around 11:15 am when the cable on a 100-metre zip line snapped mid-ride, sending Ranjitha plummeting 30 feet to the ground. While colleagues rushed her to a nearby hospital, doctors sadly declared her ‘brought dead’ due to internal injuries and shock.

The accident has sparked outrage, with reports alleging the resort lacked proper safety protocols and didn’t even have a basic first-aid centre. Police have booked the resort’s owner and workers, arresting the manager. A colleague of Ranjitha filed a complaint under sections of the Indian Penal Code pertaining to culpable homicide and endangering life.

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Essential Precautions Before You Zipline


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While ziplining can be an exhilarating activity, this tragic accident underscores the importance of prioritising safety. Before you take the plunge, do your research! Look for online reviews that mention thorough safety briefings, proper equipment usage by staff, and a proven safety record at the resort. Don’t be afraid to ask questions – ensure they conduct regular inspections, use high-quality gear, and have well-trained staff.

Pay close attention to the safety briefing before your ride. Learn about the braking system, proper posture, and emergency procedures. When it’s your turn, double-check that your harness is securely fastened and adjusted to your body.

Don’t hesitate to ask staff for assistance if needed. Be aware of the weight restrictions for the zipline and make sure you fall within the safe operating range. Finally, inform the staff of any pre-existing health conditions that could be impacted by the zipline activity. By taking these precautions, you can ensure a thrilling and safe zipline experience.

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Ranjitha’s death is a heartbreaking loss. By prioritising safety and choosing reputable resorts with a commitment to well-maintained equipment and qualified staff, such tragedies can be prevented. Let us ensure that the thrill of a zipline ride doesn’t come at the cost of lives.

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